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Patrick to run at least 12-race NASCAR schedule

Patrick to run at least 12-race NASCAR schedule

IndyCar star Danica Patrick will compete in at least 12 NASCAR races this season and could make her debut in the season opener.
JR Motorsports announced Patrick's schedule on Thursday. Her first race, though, is still uncertain. Patrick is waiting to decide whether to race in the second-tier Nationwide Series opener at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 13.
The team says it will decide after Patrick makes her stock car debut in the Feb. 6 ARCA race at Daytona. If she feels comfortable, she could race the following week in NASCAR's second-tier series. It would be a daunting NASCAR start considering more than a dozen Cup regulars, including team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr., drive in that one.
"Like I've said before, we just want to be smart and calculative about this process," Patrick said. "The tracks we've selected not only compliment the IndyCar schedule, but will give me quality seat time at a variety of facilities."
If Patrick doesn't drive the Nationwide race at Daytona, she will make her debut the following week in Fontana, California.


Updated : 2021-07-29 07:32 GMT+08:00